Going through a divorce or dealing with a child custody dispute can be emotionally draining. Generally speaking, divorce rates are going down in Skokie and throughout Cook County. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), there were 8,310 divorces in Cook County in 2013, a number that shows a steady decline in relation to previous years. At the same time, rates of marriage are also declining, with a total of 27,967 marriages reported in Cook County in 2013, which is the most recent year of IDPH data.
During any family law matter, it is important to have an experienced advocate on your side to assist with your case. Family law issues can be extremely complicated, and you should not have to handle a divorce, custody, or maintenance matter on your own. A Skokie family law attorney can assist with any family law matter you are facing. Do not hesitate to reach out to an advocate at Arami Law Office to learn more about how we can assist you.
In Illinois, most family law matters are governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). At Arami Law Office, we handle a wide variety of family law cases, including but not limited to the following:
While nobody who is currently planning a wedding wants to think about the possibility of divorce, it is extremely important for all couples to consider the benefits of a premarital agreement. Under the Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, premarital or prenuptial agreements can help to clarify issues of property, as well as maintenance issues in the event of divorce. There are certain things that can never be negotiated through a premarital agreement, such as child support.
If you are in the process of considering divorce, it is also important to begin planning for the distribution of marital property. A Skokie divorce attorney can discuss the importance of making a list of all assets and debts of the marriage to ensure that all property is taken into account by the court. Your lawyer can also discuss options for a postnuptial agreement through which you and your spouse agree to certain terms after the divorce.
Under Illinois law, parents are no longer awarded child custody. Instead, the court allocates parenting time and parental responsibilities when the parents cannot come to an agreement through a parenting plan. To learn more about how the court allocates parenting time and parental responsibilities, you should speak with a family law attorney in Skokie.
If you have questions about drafting a premarital agreement, filing for divorce, or handling issues of parental responsibilities and parenting time, you should discuss your case with a Skokie family lawyer as soon as possible. The dedicated advocates at Arami Law Office can help with your family law matter. Contact us today to learn more about the services we provide to clients in Skokie.
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